From colonial days to contemporary times, Sri Lanka has a proud heritage. A testament to a new era in Sri Lankan history where the coloni...
From colonial days to contemporary times, Sri Lanka has a proud heritage. A testament to a new era in Sri Lankan history where the colonial ambience of old can merge successfully with the modern desire to escape.The ancients called it the Island of Serendipity. Since 1972, it has been Sri Lanka, the “auspicious” (Sri) island to which King Lanka eloped with Rama’s beautiful wife in the 2000-year-old Hindu epic.Over the centuries, Muslim traders and the Portuguese, followed by the Dutch, then the British, were drawn to rule the tropical island (which is about the size of Ireland) just off the southeast coast of the Indian subcontinent. The present assault is headed up by a crack squad of interior designers, publishing tycoons, fashion gurus, European aristocrats, Hong Kong taipans, jewellery maestros, cricket stars and international socialites.Beautiful houses combined with jungle landscapes, tropical weather, sandy beaches and a multi-dimensional colonial legacy are bringing the isla